Archery turkey opens here in SoDak on Saturday. I hope to get one like Ed. I have an archery turkey tag and a mountain lion tag. During the course of the fall there were multiple trail cam pics of mountain lions on properties adjoining mine, including one that appears to be a big male.
Sito, I held my breath for 13 minutes until the final shot. Loved the background bird music. Interesting, two toms, one waited at the jake decoy, while the dominate tom checked out his girlfriend, to his demise.
DEC, that looked like more than fun. my best, Paul
Went to work calling for my 13 year old son and his first turkey. He used the shotgun but this old gobbler was appropriately nick-named "Paintbrush." He asked for and obtained his own permission to hunt some killer spots and kept passing up toms I would call in. I kept telling him he'd regret it but it worked out:)
I don't usually get to post to this thread, as I have a bad habit of shotgunning turkeys :)
With a little more time to hunt this year, I decided to make a concerted effort to bowkill a spring gobbler. Sometimes, when you've hunted a while, it's still nice to have a first. This isn't my first bow kill turkey. Nor is it my first spring gobbler bowkill, but it is my first spring gobbler from my home state of Missouri, with a bow :)
Went out to the farm yesterday evening to glass from a big hill. Watched 2 toms and 5 hens roost and marked the tree.
Got up extra early to get in while it was still plenty dark. Sometimes hard to tell your landmarks in the dark, or how close or far you are from stuff. So when light broke, I ranged the roost tree, and I was 155 yards from it.
Everything flew down, and the toms spent about an hour strutting and harassing hens at 110 yards. Then 2 hens broke off and disappeared, and 3 headed to me. The toms followed respectfully behind, and then made a beeline for the decoys.
The non-dominant tom appeared to have a longer and fuller beard, so he was my target. I shot him at 9 yards as he pushed my jake decoy around.
Triple double this season. Double with Beav above, Double solo only cuz I couldn't convince Zach to shoot. Thanks buddy! And opening day CO double shot my fourth bird of the season and third double with my buddy Justin. Good season. Great friends
Top 5 greatest moments of my life for sure. Way above any of my first kills. Hopefully he remembers it for the rest of his life. I know I will remember it for the rest of mine. He’s 6 and made a perfect shot. To have both of them there was even sweeter. They are twins.... I have it all on video and it’s awesome.....
Great pics and vids. Here’s number 3 for me. Was going for 4 but still undecided on Ks. Can do it with minimal contact by bringing food,staying on my own land etc but still concerned about the impact if i had trouble,got sick,whatever. Wait n see.
I had a goal to take a gobbler with an Allen Model Compound. I found a 1969 model for sale from one of the most humble old hunters I ever met. He was excited for my quest and gave me some of the same wood arrows he used to hunt with along with some bleeder blades from the Bear Razorheads that had tipped them. After acquiring some vintage Razorheads I was set. Long story short, I didn’t take one Iowa gobbler with it, I took two! Shot 15-20 seconds apart. I think she earned her right to retire!
My son and I have been playing the cat n mouse game with turkeys on a farm for weeks. Just cant get them in closer that 30 yds so he can make a recurve shot. Commercial blinds, natural blinds and even some reaping attempts. Just haven't been able to pull it off. He was thinking tree stand as they always seem to be very wary to anything on the ground.. Decoys or no decoys.